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FOUNTAIN BRUSH. APPLICATION FILED AUG.12, 1912.
'1 O68,71 9. Patented July 29, 1913.
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. Application filet1 August 12 To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, Cnannns W. Wnsr, a citizen of the United States, residing at State of Missouri, have invented a certain new and usefulgmement in Fountain- Bnushes, of-iwhieh thefollowing is a speci .fication.
My inventionrelates to improvements in fountain brushes.
The object .of-Jny invention is to provide brush ,may be kept supplied with clean fresh Another object of my invention is ,to'pr0- vide an apparatus by which the bottom of the'body of the brush and the upper ends .of the .bristles of the brush may be kept My invention provides furtherafountain brush comprisi i two tubular arms and a body pivoted to he arms so as tobe capable of being swung vertically to diiferent positions so as to be used conveniently as a handle'fo-r operating the device.
Other novel features are hereinafter fully described andclaimed.
"In the accompanying drawings which illustrate the preferred form of my invention, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improvements applied to an ordinary brush, such as a scrub brush. Fig. 2 is an enlarged horizontal sectional view of the tubular conductor on the line c0l of Fig. 3. Fig. 3 is a cross section of the device shown in Fig. 1. 'Fig. 4 is a cross section on the line (/.-7) of Fig". 2.
Similar reference characters designate similar. parts in the different views.
The fountain brush comprises a conductor having a tubular body 1, communicating with two tubular arms, whiclrare referably longitudinally extensible and which are adjustable toward and from each other. In
the preferred form, which is illustratetl earlr- Specification of Letters latent.
Patented July 29, 19 1-3. ,1912. Se ria1 No.71.4; 532.
' Water or other liquid is supplied to the body 1, by means of a flexible hose 6, which may beoonnected to any suitable water supply, such as a faucet, not shown.
2, which are para lel witheach other, .are adapted to be mounted at o posite sides-of a brush, having the usual b0 y 7 and bristles, or equivalent devices 8, secured to the .underside thereof. k
In attaching the members 2, to the brush, "they are pr eferably placed against the bristles 8 and'aga-inst-the-undersideof the-body: 7, in which positions they may be releasably secured by any suitable means,-.as forexample, by spring clamping ,wires 9, which extend over the top of thebody 7 and have inwardly curved lower ends which embrace the members2 and yieldingly hold them in the operative positions.
The spring. members.9 are preferably .provided each with central coils 10, which (pen mit the spring members .tobe expande to a considerableextent, when it is desired to .affix the device to ,a wide ,brus The ,tension of the springs 9 is such that the members 2' are forced against the bristles 8 and against the underside" of thebody -7.
"Each member 2 is provided with a discharge opening, consisting preferably in the longitudinal slot 11, disposed at the inner side of the member 2, said member having at the lower side of said slot an outwardly and upwardly extending longitudinal hp 12, which serves to deflect the water or other liquid discharged through the slot 11 obliquely upwardly and inwardly against the underside of the body 7, which in turn also acts as a deflector for diffusing the hquid throughout the bristles 8; As the liquid is discharged upwardly against the bottom of the body 7, said bottom and the upper ends of the bristles 8 are kept clean from the accumulation of dirt. v
By making the arms. of. the device longitudinally exterrsible, it is adapted to be applied to brushes of different lengths. By
pivotingthe body member 1 to the members 3, the body 1 and hose 6 may readily be swung vertically to any. desired angle so as to serve as a handle by which the device may be operated when the brush is. used for scrubbingor similar purposes.
In operating my device, the parts having sanitary condition.
I do not limit my invention to the struc- I ture illustrated and described, as many modifications, within the scope of the appended claims, may be made without departing from the spirit of my invention.
Having thus described my invention, what I. claim and desire to secure byELater Patent, is a 1. In afountain brush, a brush having a body, a conductor having two tubular arms disposed at opposite sides of the brush and adjustable toward and from each other, and having -teach a dischargeppening, and yielding means for forcing the arms toward each other and for attaching them to the body.
2. In a fountain brush, a brush body, a conductor having a body andtwo tubular arms,
the arms being secured to the brush body at opposite sides thereof, each arm having a discharge opening, the conductor body being adjustable on the arms to various positions.
3. A fountain brush comprising aconductor having two tubular arms adjustable toward and from each other and having each Copies of this peteiit may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of 'Patents,
a discharge opening, and means for attaching the arms to a brush body.
4:. A fountain brush comprising a conductor having two tubular parallel extensible arms adjustable toward and from each other and having each a discharge opening, and means for attaching the arms to a brush.
5. A fountain brush comprising a conductor having two parallel tubular extensible argns adjustable toward and from each other and having each a discharge opening, and yielding means for forcing the arms toward each other and for attaching them to a brush.
6. A fountain brush comprising a conductor having a body and two tubular parallel arms each having a dischargeopening, the
arms being adjustable toward and from each other and the body being pivoted to the arms, and means for attaching the arms to a brush.
7. A fountain brush comprising a conductor having a body and two tubular extensible parallel arms each having a discharge opening, the arms being adjustable toward and from each other and the body being pivoted to the arms, and means for attaching the arms to a brush.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
7 CHARLES W. WEST.
l/Vitnesses i I i E. B. House, J. CQIRWIN.
, Washington, D.- G.